|Number of Game Players||2-2|
|Number of pieces||120|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Release date||1 April 2018|
|Mfg Recommended age||6 - 15 years|
|Item model number||4428-06|
|Product Dimensions||25.4 x 3.81 x 22.86 cm; 498.95 Grams|
Mancala for Kids
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- The popular game Mancala is now designed exclusively for kids
- Colorful game pieces of elephants, dogs, lions, turtles, rhinos and fish
- Manufactured in United States
- Legend has it that workers played the game during rest periods while building the pyramids.
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Mancala is thousands of years old tracing its lineage to ancient Egypt. But the game is great for modern times as well--it has gained new popularity as one of the world's most intriguing and clever two-player games. Our special kids edition replaces gemstones with cute plastic animals. To start place all the animals in the pockets of the board. When it's your turn choose a pocket and scoop up all the animals in it then drop them back into the pockets one-by-one as you circle the board. With just a few easy rules to follow the object is to collect the most animals by the end of the game. All the pieces go back inside the game unit which folds up for easy storage. This set includes: 1 high quality wood hinged playing board 48 colorful animal playing pieces and complete instructions.
Mancala for Kids Game
- 1 High-Quality, Solid Wood Hinged Playing Board
- 48 Colorful Animal Playing Pieces
- Complete Illustrated Instructions
Mancala for Kids by Pressman
Ages 6 and up, 2 players
Our special kids edition of this timeless classic replaces gemstones with cute plastic animals. To start, place all the animals in the pockets of the board. When it’s your turn, choose a pocket, and scoop up all the animals in it. Then drop them back into the pockets one-by-one as you circle the board. With just a few easy rules to follow, collect the most animals by the end of the game to win! For your convenience, all the pieces are easily stored within the game unit.
- Hinged wooden board folds for easy storage
- Reinforces STEM and STEAM skills
- Great for home and travel
Playing the Game
Easy set up and storage
The folding wooden board easily stores game pieces, making this a great choice for travel or home.
To play, simply open the Mancala board and place it between both players. The 6 pockets in front of you make up your playing area. The large pocket to your right, called the Mancala, is yours. Place 4 animals (colors do not matter) in each of the 12 smaller pockets. Beginners may choose to place only 3 animals in the pockets.
Builds STEM skills like counting and strategy
Begin the game by removing the animals in one of your own pockets. Starting with the next pocket to the right, place one of these animals in each pocket, including your Mancala, until all the animals are placed (do not put any in your opponent's Mancala). If your last animal ends up in your Mancala, you get to take another turn.
In Illustration 1, Player A has emptied his #3 pocket, and the last animal ended up in his Mancala, allowing him to take another turn.
A fun way to develop logical reasoning skills
If the last animal you place lands in an empty pocket on your side of the board, you get to take that animal, plus all of your opponent’s animals that are in the opposite pocket, and place them in your own Mancala.
As shown in Illustration 2, Player B has moved the one animal from his pocket #2 into empty pocket #3. He would now take that animal and the animals that are in A4 and place all those animals in his Mancala to complete his turn.
Winning the game
The game ends when all six pockets on one side of the game board are empty. The other player takes the remaining animals in his pockets and places them in his Mancala. The player who has the most animals in his Mancala wins.
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